Worlds of Yesterday – A Moonshot Retrospective 1971 – 1992
By Tim Bowness
My 2017 release Lost In The Ghost Light was a homage to the classic Rock album era. The album revolved around my interpretation of the contemporary musings of Moonshot leader Jeff Harrison, though the events in the songs took place between 1967 and 2017. During this period, Rock music had gone from a revolutionary force that defined the zeitgeist to the exact opposite (a safe and nostalgic reminder of a better time). Jeff’s career was of interest to me because he came from my home town and was born on the same date as me in exactly the same place (Victoria Park Maternity Home in Warrington as I’m sure you’re eager to know). It was 16 years earlier, but how could I not be curious?
In the 1970s and 1980s, there were no local musicians of note from the area, so (in both a good and a bad way) Jeff became something of a home town legend regularly played by DJs such as The Longford Lover.
On a personal level, I was interested in how Jeff and Moonshot had been passionately principled for its first 10 years, but seemed a little exhausted and compromised from that point on. Where did the inspiration / drive go? How was all relevance and credibility lost? Why did Jeff make the career choices he did?
Check out the new Moonshot review posted over on ProgRadar:”This band may have their roots in the late 1960’s but the music is definitely of this century. The dreamlike and dramatic wonder of Worlds of Yesterday is an absolute delight to behold with it’s cultured vocal and intricate keyboards, an absolutely wonderful piece of music […]
We caught up with John Wilkinson to find out about the new Moonshot album release and how the band is getting on….MW: Hi John and a happy new year to you. So tell us all about Moonshot then.JW: Happy new year to you and all the folk that read this. Moonshot is going to take […]
Moonshot feature in the January 2020 edition of Prog Magazine with a track on the cover CD and a review of the Worlds of Yesterday album. Go grab yourself a copy!
Album Launch Show – On Saturday 1st February 2020, Moonshot will be performing songs from their new retrospective album “World’s of Yesterday” when they take to the stage at Heswell Hall on the Wirral. Tickets available from the venue box office: www.heswallhall.co.uk
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